Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills

The Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills provides eligible students the opportunity to participate in a 4-month (non-credit) paid work placement while completing their program of study. Through the certificate, students will gain authentic learning experiences and apply what they are learning in the classroom to workplace environments. This certificate must be completed concurrently with any Department of Management program.

Although every effort is made to support students in securing a paid work placement, students must receive an offer of employment to complete the certificate. The Department of Management cannot guarantee that students will secure a paid work placement.

Limited Enrolment: Enrolment in the Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills is limited due to the experiential learning component. Students wishing to enrol at the end of their second year of study (minimum 7.0 credits) must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. Please note that the CGPA requirement varies from year to year, based on the applicant pool, but will not fall below 2.5. Additionally, students must meet the following enrolment criteria:

  1. Concurrent enrolment in one of the following programs:
    • Human Resource Management, Specialist (BBA);
    • Management, Specialist (BBA);
    • Management, Major (HBA);
    • Commerce, Specialist (BCom);
    • Commerce: Accounting, Specialist (BCom);
    • Commerce: Finance, Specialist (BCom);
    • Commerce: Marketing, Specialist (BCom); or
    • Commerce, Major (HBA)

2. Completion of the following courses prior to request for enrolment:
MGT231H5 - Business Finance I

3. Completion of at least 5 points prior to the admission deadline in the Professional Skills Development Program (must include Resume Critique or Mock Interview)

4. Submission of an application to the Department of Management.

5. Participation in an enrolment interview.

  • Work-Integrated Learning Experience (minimum 10-week internship in the Summer term)

To earn the Certificate students must concurrently be enrolled in a Commerce or Management program.